Big Boxing Acca: 15/1, featuring Dillian Whyte, Regis Prograis and Zach Parker
If the World Cup isn’t your thing, then don’t fear as there is plenty of boxing action to get you through this weekend from both sides of the pond.
Dillian Whyte returns to the OVO Arena in Wembley against an unbeaten American, and there’s a domestic banger inside the O2 Arena between Zach Parker and John Ryder.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, Regis Prograis and Jose Zepeda tear it up California in what many are calling a 50/50 at light welterweight.
Let’s take a closer look at this 15/1 shot:
10pm (Saturday) - Dillian Whyte to beat Jermaine Franklin in Rounds 4-6
Dillian Whyte will be the first to admit that he didn’t turn up against Tyson Fury earlier this year.
The “Bodysnatcher” suffered his third defeat to the “Gypsy King” inside Wembley Stadium following the odd decision to come out southpaw in the opening rounds.
We are expecting Whyte to go back to basics this weekend and the 35-year-old should be aided by his recent recruitment of esteemed trainer Buddy McGirt who has trained the likes of Sergey Kovalev, Hasim Rahman and Arturo Gatti.
Jermaine Franklin is pretty unknown in the heavyweight landscape.
An unbeaten record doesn’t mean much when you look at the opposition he has faced – at 21-0, it’s hard to pinpoint his toughest test so far as a pro.
This is Whyte’s last run at a world title and he’ll need to be spot on against Franklin to be taken seriously again.
A stoppage in the first half of the fight looks to be priced well, more specifically, between rounds 4-6.
12am (Sunday) - Regis Prograis to beat Jose Zepeda by Decision or Technical Decision
Two explosive light-welterweights collide in the wee hours of Sunday morning in California, as Regis Prograis and Jose Zepeda clash for the vacant WBC title.
Both guys are 33 and have tasted defeat inside the pro ring, but we still rate Prograis’ ceiling to be a little higher than Zepeda’s.
If you’re in the Prograis camp, you would argue that he is still unbeaten.
A 2019 unification fight against Josh Taylor fell the way of the Scot via a majority decision in a fight that Prograis was very competitive in and could have easily pinched on another day.
Prograis has an excellent work rate and we fancy “Rougarou” to outwork Zepeda and take it on the scorecards.
10pm (Saturday) - Zach Parker vs John Ryder to go the distance
A potential clash with Saul Canelo Alvarez is the prize on offer this weekend for either Zach Parker or John Ryder.
The WBO interim super-middleweight title is on the line inside the O2 Arena and we are fancying this one to be nip and tuck to the final bell.
John Ryder is the away fighter but by far the more seasoned having accrued a 31-5 across his career.
His split decision win over Danny Jacobs back in February is one of the most standout wins on his resume and trainer Tony Sims will have the “Gorilla” in peak shape to take on the younger Parker.
Parker is unbeaten in 22 and can bang – the 16 KOs on his record prove this.
But Ryder is a savvy operator and we see this going all 12 rounds with the pair of Brits proving hard to split.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.